Most Relevant Verses
Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity).
Whoever in My name and for My sake accepts and receives and welcomes one such child also accepts and receives and welcomes Me; and whoever so receives Me receives not only Me but Him Who sent Me.
See what [ an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.
Fathers, do not provoke or irritate or fret your children [do not be hard on them or harass them], lest they become discouraged and sullen and morose and feel inferior and frustrated. [Do not break their spirit.]
By this it is made clear who take their nature from God and are His children and who take their nature from the devil and are his children: no one who does not practice righteousness [who does not conform to God's will in purpose, thought, and action] is of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother (his fellow believer in Christ).
But He said, Leave the children alone! Allow the little ones to come to Me, and do not forbid or restrain or hinder them, for of such [as these] is the kingdom of heaven composed.
By this we come to know (recognize and understand) that we love the children of God: when we love God and obey His commands (orders, charges) -- "[when we keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and His teaching].
For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.
And not only for the nation but also for the purpose of uniting into one body the children of God who have been scattered far and wide.
And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].
He who loves [and takes more pleasure in] father or mother more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves [and takes more pleasure in] son or daughter more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me;
Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father].
If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his [own] father and mother [ in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God] and [likewise] his wife and children and brothers and sisters -- "[yes] and even his own life also -- "he cannot be My disciple.
And this woman's child died in the night because she lay on him.
If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him].
He who spares his rod [of discipline] hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines diligently and punishes him early.
The elderly elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the elect (chosen) lady (Cyria) and her children, whom I truly love -- "and not only I but also all who are [progressively] learning to recognize and know and understand the Truth -- "
[And the Lord answered] Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, they may forget, yet I will not forget you.
Everyone who believes (adheres to, trusts, and relies on the fact) that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah) is a born-again child of God; and everyone who loves the Father also loves the one born of Him (His offspring).
For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted my petition made to Him.
And all your [spiritual] children shall be disciples [taught by the Lord and obedient to His will], and great shall be the peace and undisturbed composure of your children.
When Israel was a child, then I loved him and called My son out of Egypt.
Now for the third time I am ready to come to [visit] you. And I will not burden you [financially], for it is not your [money] that I want but you; for children are not duty bound to lay up store for their parents, but parents for their children.
Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
For whom the Lord loves He corrects, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
Then said the Lord to me, Go again, love [the same] woman [Gomer] who is beloved of a paramour and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins [used in the sacrificial feasts in idol worship].
As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it.
For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we do not belong either to the night or to darkness.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my [spiritual] children are living their lives in the Truth.
Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to resentment], but rear them [tenderly] in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord.
Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child; and children will take a stand against their parents and will have them put to death.
Discipline your son while there is hope, but do not [indulge your angry resentments by undue chastisements and] set yourself to his ruin.
And he shall turn and reconcile the hearts of the [estranged] fathers to the [ungodly] children, and the hearts of the [rebellious] children to [the piety of] their fathers [a reconciliation produced by repentance of the ungodly], lest I come and smite the land with a curse and a ban of utter destruction.
- Admonition, Of Parents
- Baby dedication
- Bad Parents
- Becoming A Parent
- Being A Good Father
- Being Loved
- Being Unique
- Believers As Sons Of God
- Caring For Children
- Child Of God
- Children Of God
- Children, needs of
- Death Of A Child
- Discipline Child
- Family Love
- Father And Daughter Relationships
- Fathers And Daughters
- Fathers Love
- Fathers, Responsibilities Of
- God's Love For Us
- God, Fatherhood Of
- Gods Love
- Good Children
- Having A Baby
- Instruction Of Children
- Knowing God, Effects Of
- Leaving Parents For Spouse
- Love For Children
- Love, And The World
- Loving Everyone
- Loving One Another
- Loving Your Parents
- Mothers And Sons
- Mothers Love For Her Children
- Names And Titles For The Christian
- New Birth, Evidenced By
- Parents Being Wrong
- Parents Duty To Children